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  1. Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who suffer a concussion often want to return to school and begin using electronics right away, but resuming everyday life too quickly might delay recovery, researchers say. Kids who give their brains a few da

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  2. Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had shingles -- a viral infection also known as herpes zoster -- before age 40 may have a higher risk of stroke years later, a large new study suggests. Adults who get shingles after 40 don't have an increased

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  3. What 'Brain-Dead' Means

    Jan. 3, 2014 -- What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead? WebMD asked critical care specialist Isaac Tawil, MD, an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and bioethicist Arthur Caplan, PhD, director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Me

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  4. Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who also are extremely aggressive might benefit from taking an antipsychotic drug along with their stimulant medication, a new study suggests. Prescribing pow

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  5. Daily High-Dose Vitamin E Might Delay Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- There might be some good news in the fight against Alzheimer's disease: A new study suggests that a large daily dose of vitamin E might help slow progression of the memory-robbing illness. Alzheimer's patients given a "

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  6. FDA Rejects MS Drug Lemtrada

    Dec. 30, 2013 -- The FDA has rejected the new multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada, saying the drugmaker didn’t show the drug's benefits outweigh some serious risks. The agency asked the maker, Genzyme, to test the drug in more clinical trials. The drug was to be used for relapsing-remitting MS, the mos

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  7. ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have missed out on valuable counseling because of a widely touted study that concluded stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall were more effect

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  8. Concussions Linked to Alzheimer's Risk in Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with memory problems and a history of concussion have more buildup of Alzheimer's disease-associated plaques in the brain than those who also had concussions but don't have memory problems, according to a

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  9. Keeping People With Dementia at Home Longer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans with dementia who live at home have numerous health, safety and supportive care needs that aren't being met, a new study shows. Any one of these issues could force people with dementia out of the home sooner

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  10. Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Could anxiety boost the risk for stroke? A new long-term study suggests just that -- the greater the anxiety, the greater the risk for stroke. Study participants who suffered the most anxiety had a 33 percent higher ri

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